RTX Turns Embedded DUALphone into PBX System

RTX, a world leader in wireless product development, announced that its DUALphone 3088, a standalone cordless Internet phone with Skype, will become a PBX-like system for the SoHo and home markets with four-handset capability and simple PBX functions. The additional DUALphone 3088 handsets will be sold separately.

Now you can have the features and performance of a simple PBX system that you would normally only expect in expensive equipment. With two lines and four handsets, this is a simple PBX system for Skype and PSTN. Our DUALphone 3088 comes with a base station, which will be able to handle up to four wireless DUALphone 3088 handsets.

The DUALphone 3088 features embedded Skype software, allowing users to make free Skype-to-Skype calls or cheap SkypeOut calls to landlines and mobiles anywhere in the world without the need for a PC. Skype users can also purchase an optional SkypeIn number, which allows them to receive calls from regular telephones via Skype. The DUALphone 3088 needs a broadband Internet connection.

The DUALphone 3088 takes its name from the fact that it serves as a traditional phone as well as an advanced Internet phone. When placing a call, users can use either Skype or the traditional phone line by simply selecting the desired method via the phone’s intuitive menu.

The new PBX-like functionality will make it possible for the four handsets to have two outgoing or incoming calls simultaneously, one via Skype over the broadband connection and one via the original telephone line operator. It will be possible to have a three-way conference between Skype and landline calls, intercom between all handsets, and it will also be possible to transfer a call to another handset by attended call transfer.

“With the DUALphone 3088, RTX has pioneered the world’s first cordless DUALphone with built-in Skype that does not require a computer,” says Tage Rasmussen, CEO of RTX. “The new PBX-like functionality and the additional handsets make DUALphone 3088 even more appealing for the SoHo and home markets.”

“Skype is all about setting conversations free, and the new generation of dual-mode Internet phones fits this vision well,” says Manrique Brenes, director of Hardware Business Development at Skype. “The new DUALphone 3088 is an attractive option for multiple users who don’t need more than one Skype username and one regular telephone number and want to share these, be it in a small office or the family home. For these users, the PBX-like functionality and the ability to use up to four handsets is a great choice indeed.”

Additional DUALphone 3088 handset and PBX-like features:

  • PC-free cordless Skype/landline hybrid phone
  • Multiple handset capacity (up to four)
  • Two lines capability (Skype via broadband and ordinary telephony via PSTN)
  • Intercom between handsets
  • Attended call transfer
  • Three-way conference between Skype and landline calls
  • Support for Skype call waiting
  • Software upgradeable
  • Distinctive ringing tone indicating landline or Skype calls

The additional handsets for the DUALphone 3088 will be available via our distributors. Recommended resellers price per handset: EUR 79. Existing DUALphone 3088 customers will obtain the PBX-like functionality though a firmware update at the end of April.

DUALphone 3088 supports both the traditional telephone service and Skype Internet communications. Please note that Skype itself is not a replacement service for your ordinary telephone and it does not support emergency calling.

About RTX
RTX Telecom A/S is an internationally oriented group that aims to be the preferred partner for the development and production of advanced wireless communication IP and solutions. RTX is divided into four business units, each with its own area of wireless expertise: RTX Technology, RTX Consumer Products, RTX Network Systems and RTX Healthcare. The company is domiciled in Denmark with offices in California, Romania and Hong Kong. RTX Telecom A/S is listed on the Nordic Stock Exchange (OMX).